2013 America’s Cup Yacht Charter – A thrilling race close up!

The America’s Cup is the oldest active trophy in international sport and ...

2013 America’s Cup Yacht Charter – A thrilling race close up!

February 25, 2013

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The America’s Cup is the oldest active trophy in international sport and one of the hardest trophies to win. The race requires exceptional sailing yachts with extraordinary crew, able to take on an arduous challenge. Followed by thousands of sailing enthusiasts around the world, the Cup is not only exciting to race, but also to watch. CharterWorld has a list of fabulous charter yachts available for this event, enhancing the unique and unforgettable experience you and your friends can look forward to. The 34th America’s Cup Finals will be held in San Francisco together with the Louis Vuitton Cup, with the next regatta in the ACWS held in Naples, Italy. In addition, there is the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup to be held in September.

America's Cup in the San Francisco Bay

America's Cup in the San Francisco Bay

Upcoming schedule:

AC World Series: April 16-21, 2013 in Naples, Italy

Louis Vuitton Cup:  July 04 – August, 30, 2013 In San Francisco

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup: September 1-4, 2013

AC Finals: September 7-21, 2013 in San Francisco

Three beautiful sailing yachts that are also available for charter during the America’s Cup are listed below, however feel free to contact us for the full selection and additional information.

24m (80′) Sailing Yacht COCONUT

The 1991 Dynamique built charter yacht Coconut is a beautiful vessel, lovingly maintained by her professional crew of three, since her refit in 2001. Measuring 24.4m (80ft) she offers comfortable accommodation to up to 6 charter guests in 3 spacious cabins, all with en-suite heads. Coconut’s master stateroom can be found aft of the saloon, boasting a centre-lined double bed. The remaining two guest cabins are located forward of the salon, port and starboard, both equipped with a double bed.

Sail Yacht COCONUT

Sailing Yacht COCONUT

Coconut yacht’s interior is fully air-conditioned and benefits of ample natural light through large windows and hatches, thanks to her raised salon. To add to guests’ comfort, she also features generous guests areas and a lovely setting for al-fresco dining. More about Coconut yacht…

Sailing Yacht COCONUT -  Salon

Sailing Yacht COCONUT - Salon

COCONUT Specifications

Beam:5.59m (18' 4") 
L.O.A.:24.38m (80' ) 
Max Speed:0 knots 
Engines:Engines: 2 Perkins 130 H 
Cruise Speed:8 knots 

22m (72′) Sailing Yacht PLUM

Specifically designed to sail from the poles to the tropics, sailing yacht PLUM offers comfortable accommodation in 4 cabins to a maximum number of 8 charter guests. This Solaris 72 deckhouse yacht, boasts a lovely dining area with 360° views to fully enjoy your surroundings.

Sailing yacht PLUM

Sailing yacht PLUM

Accommodation is divided into two aft double cabins with a shower and a toilet, one guest cabin with a double bed, shower and a toilet; and another guest cabin with upper/lower singles, shower and a toilet. She is fully air-conditioned and is maintained by a professional and friendly crew of 2, headed by Captain Enrico Tettamanti. Read more about PLUM Yacht here …

Sailing yacht PLUM -  Deckhouse

Sailing yacht PLUM - Deckhouse

Below is an amazing video of PLUM’s extreme sailing in the spectacular Greenland:

PLUM Specifications

Type/Year:SE.RI.GI Solaris/2001 
Beam:19ft (5.8m) 
L.O.A.:72ft (21.9m) 
Max Speed:14 knots 
Engines:Volvo 318hp 
Cruise Speed:8 knots 

31m (103′) Sailing Yacht EROS

Another magnificent sailing yacht is the 1939 classic schooner EROS, completely restored to her former glory, offering the elegance and the luxury of a bygone era, with all of the comforts and amenities you would expect from a modern cruising vessel.

There is a huge amount of deck space aboard EROS, where guests will find vast areas for sunbathing, relaxing, dining as well as entertaining. A perfect place to enjoy the sun is the raised sunbathing area with upholstered cushions. On the other hand, if you are in need of a quiet and shaded place to read your favourite book or simply have a relaxing nap, the full sun awnings will provide just that. In addition, her wonderful protected cockpit boasts a built-in dining table under the stars, perfect for those romantic warm evening meals. More about EROS yacht here …

EROS Specifications

Type/Year:William McMeek/1939 
Beam:6.71m (22' ) 
L.O.A.:35.00m (114' 10") 
Max Speed:10 knots 
Engines:350hp V-892 Detroit Diese 
Cruise Speed:10 knots 

History of the America’s Cup

In 1851 – AMERICA – a schooner with a revolutionary appearance appeared in the afternoon mist and was the first yacht to sail past the Royal Yacht stationed in the Solent, between the Isle of Wight and south coast of England. The event took place one historic afternoon while Queen Victoria was following a sailing race. Yacht ‘America’ was representing a young New York Yacht Club and after beating the best British teams at that time, she took the Royal Yacht Squadron’s 100 Pound Cup to the United States; and it took more than 100 years before it would leave New York again.

America - Image credit to America's Cup

America - Image credit to America's Cup

Not long after America took the victory at the 100 Guinea Cup in 1851, New York Yacht Club Commodore John Cox Stevens and the rest of the owners sold the radical sailing yacht and returned to New York as heroes. They decided to donate the trophy to the New York Yacht Club under a Deed of Gift, which stated that it was to be “a perpetual challenge cup for friendly competition between nations”. This gave birth to the famous ‘America’s Cup, that has taken its name after the winning schooner ‘America’ and not the country as many of us would think.

America's Cup Yacht Club de France the sixth challenger © Gilles Martin Raget

America's Cup Yacht Club de France (2011) © Gilles Martin Raget

One very interesting fact is, that in the more than 150 years of America’s Cup existence, only four nations have won the cup.

Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget ACEA

Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget ACEA

For the full list of charter yacht available during the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco, or more information about the outstanding vessels mentioned above, please contact our brokers here.

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